Cannabis Studies

Israel is rapidly becoming the promised land of medical cannabis research — and, potentially, the source of medical-grade marijuana for researchers the world over. In yet another first from the country where researchers first isolated THC and discovered the body’s endocannabinoid system, an Israeli researcher is laying plans to conduct the world’s first study into […]

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Cannabis plants grow at Vireo Health’s medical marijuana cultivation facility in Johnstown, N.Y., on Aug. 19. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “Fact #1: Legalizing marijuana is bad for the workplace.” That’s the stark warning from the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, a nonprofit that works to combat drug use among American employees. “The impact of employee marijuana […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe […]

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Smoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats. They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a […]

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Smoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats. They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe Access. […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe Access. […]

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Cannabis inhalation influences subjects’ sensitivity to pain, according to recently published clinical data measuring participants’ responses to the exposure to cold stimuli. Investigators at the Columbia University Medical Center assessed the effects of cannabis versus placebo on subjects exposed to a laboratory-induced pain model. Participants in the trial immersed their hand in cold water. Researchers […]

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